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Codex Interview RPG Codex Interview: Chris Avellone on Pillars Cut Content, Game Development Hierarchies and More

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Infinitron, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. unfairlight ヽ(✿゚▽゚)ノ Patron

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    This statement is true and I shall amplify it.
     
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  2. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    Avellone wanted Heodan and Calisca to be permanent companions, and presumably romanceable.
     
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  3. Max Edge Learned

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    Hey, as far as I remember in a Obsidian promotional material there was statement: "Chris doesn't like romance, so PoE don't have any".

    Show Spoiler

    It was teeny weeny lie?
     
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  4. Kyl Von Kull The Night Tripper Patron

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    I can’t believe you guys are mistaking Kit Walker’s Nihilus with nose for MCA’s Nihilus with nada. What are you, casuals?
     
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  5. Fenix Cipher Vatnik

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    Yeah, capitalism prefer to kill today through unemployment and poisoned food and water - if they kill me softly it doesn't count!111
    Oh and how could I forget - through forced rasicm toward white males. But that's doesnt count after all, right?
     
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  6. AscendedFlames Educated

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    Having escaped and moved to a Capitalist society has been nothing but positive. Members of my family aren't killed due to opposition of speech, I am much more well off financially and able to afford a home, no longer will I worry of dying of hunger since there is plenty of food, no longer do I have anxiety of self-censorship in fear of a neighbor ratting me out, and I have assortments of freedoms, including buying weapons, and an ever increasing expansion of knowledge and free flow of information. But go ahead continue to regurgitate, it's what you idealist love to do. Little do you know that your kind would be the first to be killed off. It's nice advocating for such a system at the comfort of your home with air conditioning living in a well off country. It's no secret why people want to move to Germany, Sweden, the U.K and America.
     
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  7. Max Edge Learned

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    Ah, communism. Real white man environment.

    If you need patriarchy, check monarchy. Has functional economy, in opposite to communism.
     
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  8. Fry Arcane

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    That phrase doesn't mean what you think it means.
     
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  9. taviow Erudite

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    It's not stolen, they are different - MCA's is the real Nihilus without a nose, Kit Walker's is the fake Nihilus with a nose.
     
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  10. Fenix Cipher Vatnik

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    Missed that lol.
    So, counquered nations - seems like something from conquistadors times.
    So, As I understand, you country doesn't have labor camps right?
    So criminals just sitting there and eat and drink on your money.
    That's a good move, definitely Citadel of Good&Justice.

    You are like, you know complete idiot.
     
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  11. TT1 Cipher Patron

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    At this point I dont believe anymore that Chris Avellone is the real MCA

    Chris, if its you, please post a picture naked with the newspaper of today, and at your side an albino shemale dwarf, using a clown costume and making sex with a goat.
     
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  12. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    Avellone has an appropriate love/hate relationship with video game romances. Annah/FFG/Deionarra/Ravel from Torment are definitely romances in my eyes despite the protestations of others, kotor2 had eyeless girl, Kreia's daughter, and what'shisname whom I've never interacted with, he wrote the one with Gann from MotB (who was supposed to be bi until the lorekeepers shut it down, presumably out of a fear of controversy) after George Ziets finally convinced him of the merits of doing a romance with a relatively-happy ending, and he did the four for Alpha Protocol under duress though he no doubt enjoyed writing the hatemances for those.

    Josh is the turboautist who thinks you either write a video game romance correctly or you don't do it at all.
     
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  13. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Me too. I liked those two better than most of PoE's companions.
     
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  14. Max Edge Learned

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    We got two communist invasions, occupation, forced resettled to Siberia, stalinism, and 40 years of terror.
     
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  16. Max Edge Learned

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    So why modern Bioware writes them?
     
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  17. IHaveHugeNick Arcane

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    Oh lawd, let's be serious here for a second, shall we? Does anyone actually believe that a highly intelligent man in his 40s who co-run his own company for 15 years, would unironically seek legal advice from bunch of deranged lunatics on a video game forum in the bowels of internet, instead of picking up a phone and finding proper legal counsel?

    Chris already knows what "possible avenues" he can explore. He can go to a lawyer. I suspect that he has little interest in that and just wants to vent a bit and see how much he can fuck with Feargus before getting hit with a C&D. If he actually wanted to escalate things this thread wouldn't exist, because all this thread actually accomplishes, is it opens him to a counter-suit.
     
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  18. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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    When Avellone wrote Torment, he very likely had never had a girlfriend before and he admits himself that his inspiration was Harlequin romance novels and Archie comics. :P
     
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    Kit Walker change your avatar. Or die. Or stop posting. Thanks.
     
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  20. Max Edge Learned

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    How do you know?
     
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  21. Fairfax Arcane

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    Roguey was right in his initial assessment, but he stopped caring about the bait and switch after playing it. :M
     
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  22. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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  23. Fry Arcane

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    He seems to be openly inviting random internet idiots to report Obsidian to the IRS for him. I see little evidence of a plan, here.

    Frankly, I'm still waiting for an explanation for how he went from "Woe is me, I'm up to my eyes in debt and too poor to fight the evil Feargus and his legal minions" to "I'm flush, bitches. Maybe I'll just sit on my ass and do nothing for the rest of my life" in the space of three years.

    Apparently, Zenimax and the dudes who made FTL pay part-time writers REALLY well.
     
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  24. Max Edge Learned

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  25. <3sRichardSimmons Arcane

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    Hey Chris Avellone thanks for taking the time to answer questions here.

    Can you talk at all about the Orlan detective companion that (I think) morphed into the NPC of Kurran? When initially reading about him I thought he was a pretty interesting and unique character concept, and upon learning he had been cut as a companion I hoped that he might show up as MCA companion for PoE2.

    What was your original vision for the character and his arc in PoE, and what ultimately caused him to be discarded in favor of (again, I think) The Grieving Mother? Was it entirely your decision, and, if so, how did that come about?

    Thanks!
     
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